Why place Subutex/suboxone under the tongue?
why you should place suboxone under the tongue instead of swallowing it
Even if you swallow buprenorphine medications (suboxone or Subutex) is unlikely to cause harm, it will only lower the amount of medicine your body absorbs, making it less effective. Subutex is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream via the intestinal tract and mucosal membranes. However, due to what doctors call "first-pass metabolism," if you swallow Subutex rather than letting it dissolve beneath your tongue, only a limited quantity of the medicine will be absorbed.
Subutex is a prescription medication used to treat opiate addiction in adults. Buprenorphine is the active ingredient in Subutex. It comes in the form of a tablet that you dissolve beneath your tongue rather than chewing or swallowing. Even talking while the tablet is dissolving can reduce how much medicine is taken.
To take Subutex correctly, follow these steps:
Take only as much as our Suboxone doctor prescribes. Take only as much or as little as our suboxone doctor prescribes.
The buprenorphine film or tablet will be placed beneath your tongue.
Wait until the tablet completely dissolves, then keep your mouth and tongue still.
If Subutex is given, our suboxone doctor should give you specific instructions on how much to take, how often to take it, and how to take multiple tablets. follow these strictly
Subutex's active ingredient, buprenorphine, is classified as an opioid partial agonist. It generates feelings of euphoria (a "high") and relaxed breathing at low to moderate doses. However, the effects of buprenorphine are less potent than those of complete opioid agonists like methadone or heroin. Subutex reduces the effects of physical dependence on opioids, such as withdrawal symptoms and cravings, and minimizes the risk of misuse when taken as prescribed by your doctor.
When taking Subutex, it's critical to follow a few safety precautions:
Other medications should not be taken without first consulting your doctor.
Don't take any illegal drugs or use any other prescriptions that can make it difficult to breathe.
Ensure that any liver-related health issues are closely monitored by your doctor.
If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, tell your doctor.
Subutex should not be shared with anyone, even if they have identical symptoms.
By carefully keeping the drug, you can prevent children or pets from mistakenly consuming it.